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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 1 ( January-February, 2012 ) > List of Articles

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Effect of Different Impression Techniques on the Dimensional Accuracy of Impressions using Various Elastomeric Impression Materials: An in vitro Study

Kishan Singh, Sukant Sahoo, KD Prasad, Meenu Goel, Anupam Singh

Citation Information : Singh K, Sahoo S, Prasad K, Goel M, Singh A. Effect of Different Impression Techniques on the Dimensional Accuracy of Impressions using Various Elastomeric Impression Materials: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012; 13 (1):98-106.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1102

Published Online: 01-02-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

To evaluate the linear dimensional accuracy of the elastomeric impressions using various impression techniques using different combinations of viscosities of impression materials.

Materials and methods

Crown preparation was done in a dentulous acrylic resin denture base model with six natural teeth embedded into it was made to represent the dentulous maxillary arch. A total of 55 impressions were obtained and poured in die stone using various impression techniques with different combinations of viscosities of impression materials.

Results

Among the six techniques used, the heavy body light body two-step technique using custom tray showed the least distortion which was closely followed by the putty wash two-step technique with 2 mm spacer using stock tray.

Conclusion

The study revealed that the heavy body light body two-step technique with custom tray provided the best results.

Clinical significance

Dimensional accuracy of impressions is very much required for precisely fitting of prosthesis. This study may be helpfull to select the technique and materials as per clinical requirement of accuracy of impressions.

How to cite this article

Singh K, Sahoo S, Prasad KD, Goel M, Singh A. Effect of Different Impression Techniques on the Dimensional Accuracy of Impressions using Various Elastomeric Impression Materials: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012;13(1):98-106.


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